Captain Craig has come to Kingston to fit out the str. Hero.
Lloyd's Inland Register, in the preparation of which Capt. W. Taylor had a hand, is now in the hands of the printers, and will be issued about the middle of the month.
The Act to incorporate the Royal Canadian Passenger Steamship Company, to operate a line between Lake Ontario and the River Saguenay, has passed the Commons.
Capt. Patterson, of the prop. Africa, has arrived from Owen Sound, and reports that navigation in the West will not be open until late in the Spring, probably the 10th of May.
J.C. Hume will Captain the prop. Armenia, Samuel Crangle the California, J.O. McCorquodale the Cuba, H. Zealand the Glenaulas ? and Captain Waltan the steam barge Albion.
The trial of the str. Flower City case, arising out of a fire and a claim for salvage by the owners of the tug McArthur, has been postponed until August. The McArthur's claim amounts to some $2,000.
"Kingston people are always talking about the good freights they are getting. A Kingston man can't get a better rate than any other, or Kingston people wouldn't be coming up here to see me." Thus spoke a Hamilton skipper (shipper ?).
The officers of the Buffalo branch of the Seamen's Union are Wm. Thomas, President; Frederick J. Klokke, First Vice President; James Todd, Secretary; Fred J. Klokke, the retiring President, was presented with a gold watch, chain and charm.
It is understood that the export of lumber will be very large, and vessel freights are expected to be very fair. The Gilmores, of Trenton, have sold all the lumber they have on hand and all they will cut until a late date in the season, a remarkable circumstance, and one of rare occurrence.